Le Cong Vinh
|Date of birth||December 10, 1985|
|Place of birth||Quỳnh Lưu, Nghệ An, Vietnam|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Current club||Sông Lam Nghệ An|
|1998–2004||P. Sông Lam Nghệ An|
|2004–2008||Sông Lam Nghệ An||137||(75)|
|2008–2011||Hà Nội T&T||43||(24)|
|2009||→ Leixões (loan)||2||(0)|
|2011–||Hà Nội FC||23||(11)|
|2013-||→ Sông Lam Nghệ An (loan)||4||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2012 (21:19 UTC+7).
† Appearances (Goals).
Lê Công Vinh (born 10 December 1985 in Nghệ An, Vietnam) is a Vietnamese footballer who plays as a forward for V.League club Sông Lam Nghệ An on loan from Hà Nội FC. He is also a member of the Vietnamese national team.
Club career 
Sông Lam Nghệ An 
Born in Nghệ An, Vinh is well known Vietnamese footballer. Vinh alongside with Phạm Văn Quyến are two best strikers that Sông Lam Nghệ An has ever produced. He is currently SLNA's all-time top goal scorer.
Hà Nội T&T 
In 2008, after a well-documented transfer saga, Vinh turned down Thể Công at the last minute to accept a more lucrative offer from T&T Hà Nội; it was the highest transfer fee in Vietnamese football at the time.
Leixões S.C. 
At the beginning of August 2009, T&T announced that Vinh would be joining Leixões Sport Club of Portugal in a three-month loan deal, starting 1 September 2009. The deal was facilitated by Henrique Calisto, who was once Leixões' manager.
On 24 August 2009, Vinh officially signed with Leixões and was given the number 29 shirt. Two days later, in a friendly match against Padroense FC, he scored his first goal for the club, as a substitute, in the 89th minute to secure a 2–0 win. He was included in the 18-man squad for the match against defending champions F.C. Porto on 12 September, but did not make the field in an eventual 1–4 loss. His first-team debut came on 4 October, in a league contest against União de Leiria, making him the first ever Vietnamese footballer to play in a professional European league; he played the entire ninety minutes in an eventual 3–2 home win, despite trailing for most of the game.
Hà Nội FC 
Le Cong Vinh made the move from T&T to ACB in September 2011. Vinh was set to sign a three-year extension with T&T but decided to move to ACB after the controversial 2011 V-League season and the set up at ACB.
Sông Lam Nghệ An 
After Hà Nội FC was dissolved following the 2012 season, Công Vinh began the long process of finding a new club. After turning down trial offers from Sriwijaya of the Indonesia Super League and Consadole Sapporo of the J. League Division 2, he settled with a one-year loan move back to Sông Lam Nghệ An.
International career 
In the first group match of the 2007 Asian Cup, Vinh scored the second goal for Vietnam to secure a 2–0 victory against United Arab Emirates; the nation eventually reached the quarterfinals, before falling to eventual champions Iraq.
After a quiet and much criticized performance in the group stage in the 2008 AFF Suzuki Cup, Vinh came through in the elimination stage. He set up the only goal in a 1–0 upset of defending champions Singapore. In the first leg of the final, Vinh scored the second to give Vietnam a victory against Thailand in Bangkok.
International goals 
- Scores and results list Vietnam's goal tally first.
|1.||August 20, 2004||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Myanmar||1–0||5–0||2004 LG Cup|
|2.||August 20, 2004||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Myanmar||5–0||5–0||2004 LG Cup|
|3.||August 24, 2004||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||India||1–0||2–1||2004 LG Cup|
|4.||December 9, 2004||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Cambodia||3–1||9–1||2004 Tiger Cup|
|5.||December 9, 2004||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Cambodia||8–1||9–1||2004 Tiger Cup|
|6.||December 9, 2004||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Cambodia||9–1||9–1||2004 Tiger Cup|
|7.||December 15, 2004||Hanoi, My Dinh National Stadium||Laos||1–0||3–0||2004 Tiger Cup|
|8.||December 26, 2006||Bangkok, Suphachalasai Stadium||Kazakhstan||2–1||2–1||2006 King's Cup|
|9.||December 28, 2006||Bangkok, Suphachalasai Stadium||Singapore||3–2||3–2||2006 King's Cup|
|10.||January 17, 2007||Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar||Laos||1–0||9–0||2007 ASEAN Football Championship|
|11.||January 17, 2007||Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar||Laos||2–0||9–0||2007 ASEAN Football Championship|
|12.||January 17, 2007||Jalan Besar Stadium, Jalan Besar||Laos||5–0||9–0||2007 ASEAN Football Championship|
|13.||June 24, 2007||Hanoi, My Dinh National Stadium||Jamaica||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|14.||June 30, 2007||Hanoi, My Dinh National Stadium||Bahrain||1–1||5–3||Friendly|
|15.||June 30, 2007||Hanoi, My Dinh National Stadium||Bahrain||2–1||5–3||Friendly|
|16.||July 8, 2007||Hanoi, My Dinh National Stadium||United Arab Emirates||1–0||2–0||2007 AFC Asian Cup|
|17.||October 1, 2008||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Myanmar||1–1||2–3||2008 Ho Chi Minh City International Football Cup|
|18.||October 1, 2008||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Myanmar||2–3||2–3||2008 Ho Chi Minh City International Football Cup|
|19.||October 5, 2008||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Turkmenistan||2–3||2–3||2008 Ho Chi Minh City International Football Cup|
|20.||December 24, 2008||Bangkok, Rajamangala Stadium||Thailand||2–0||2–1||2008 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|21.||December 28, 2008||Hanoi, My Dinh National Stadium||Thailand||1–1||1–1||2008 AFF Suzuki Cup|
|22.||January 14, 2009||Hanoi, My Dinh National Stadium||Lebanon||2–0||3–1||2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|23.||January 17, 2010||Hanoi, Vietnam||China PR||4-2||2–2||2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|24.||June 29, 2011||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Macau||1–0||6–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|25.||June 29, 2011||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Macau||2–0||6–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|26.||June 29, 2011||Ho Chi Minh City, Thong Nhat Stadium||Macau||3–0||6–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|27.||July 3, 2011||Macau, Estádio Campo Desportivo||Macau||3–0||7–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|28.||July 3, 2011||Macau, Estádio Campo Desportivo||Macau||4–0||7–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|29.||July 3, 2011||Macau, Estádio Campo Desportivo||Macau||5–1||7–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|30.||July 3, 2011||Macau, Estádio Campo Desportivo||Macau||6–1||7–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|31.||September 11, 2012||Shah Alam, Shah Alam Stadium||Malaysia||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
Playing style 
Additionally, Vinh has stated that he idolizes Luís Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo, two of the best wingers in modern football. His favorite approach is to attack the box from both flanks and attempt to strike or create scoring opportunities for his teammates.
Vinh is widely regarded as one of the best strikers Vietnamese football has produced since Lê Huỳnh Đức, the first footballer from the country to have played professionally overseas. Only at age 23, Vinh won three Vietnamese Golden Balls (2004, 2006, 2007), the highest award given by the Vietnam Football Federation to the best footballer of the year. He and Duc are the only players who have won three.
In 2009, Vinh ranked number five on Goal.com's Top Ten Most Promising Youngsters in Asian Football. In March 2009, he was given the Vietnamese Bronze Ball 2008, also holding the record for most goals scored in a single season by a Vietnamese player in the V-League for several seasons. By May 2010, he was the top Vietnamese goal-scorer in the league's history, also ranking second in the all-time top scorers table.
- Champion ASEAN Football Championship: 2008
- Third place ASEAN Football Championship: 2007
- Champion Cup football Ho Chi Minh city: 2005; Runners-up: 2004, Third place: 2006
- Third place King's Cup: 2007
- Vietnamese Golden Ball: 2004, 2006, 2007
- Vietnamese Silver Ball: 2005
- Vietnamese Copper Ball: 2008
- Top Scorer Cup football Ho Chi Minh city: 2004
- Top Scorer Vietnamese Cup: 2004
- Most Valuable Player of Vietnam Football Federation: 2004
Personal life 
Rumors surfaced in early 2009 that Vinh had been dating Vietnamese singer Thuy Tien as they were spotted together on multiple occasions. During an interview before leaving Vietnam to join Leixões, Vinh revealed to the press that he and the singer are in fact a couple. This was later confirmed by Thuy Tien herself.
- Công Vinh bất ngờ từ chối Thể Công để tới T&T Hà Nội
- Công Vinh thi đấu ở giải vô địch Bồ Đào Nha
- Vietnam's Le Cong Vinh set for loan with Portugal's Leixoes; GOAL.com, 7 August 2009
- Công Vinh được Lexoes SC xếp đá trận gặp Porto
- Soccer star Cong Vinh makes history in Portugal
- Leixoes SC vs Uniao Leiria; at WSN.com
- "Vietnam’s top striker seeks job in Indonesia". english.vietnamnet.vn. December 20, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Cong Vinh invited to play football in Japan". english.vietnamnet.vn. January 24, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Striker Cong Vinh set for return to Song Lam Nghe An". Vietnamnews.vn. February 22, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- Cong Vinh delivers first AFF Suzuki Cup crown to Vietnam
- Rising star brightens Vietnam; FIFA.com, 9 January 2009
- Le Cong Vinh among top 10 Asian Youngsters/players to watch out for in 2009
- Lê Công Vinh trên đường chinh phục kỷ lục
- All-time top goal scorers of V-League
- Công Vinh: "Tôi và Thủy Tiên là một cặp!"